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Wayne Elbert Calhoon

August 29, 1936 - January 20, 2019
From: Spencer, Iowa, IA | Originally: Clarinda, IA
Wayne Elbert  Calhoon

Wayne Elbert Calhoon

Born: August 29, 1936
Died: January 20, 2019
Age: 82

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     Wayne Elbert Calhoon, the son of Ross and Nellie (Reed) Calhoon, was born August 29, 1936 in Page County, Iowa.  His childhood years were spent near Shambaugh, Iowa in Page County, where he received his early education at Linn Point Grade School and later graduated from Clarinda High School in 1955.  Wayne continued his education at Clarinda Community College in 1957 and later Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa where he received his BS in Agriculture Education I in 1960.  He also finished his Graduate School studies at Iowa State University.

     Wayne married Vada Ruth Sundell on September 2, 1961 in Lenox, Iowa.  After their marriage, they moved to Griswold, IA, where he taught Vocational Agriculture for 5 years.  They later made their home in Guthrie Center, Iowa, where he also taught Voc. Ag.  In August of 1969, they moved to Spencer, Iowa, where he was a farm home agent for Metropolitan Life for 18 years.  The last 11 years of his working life, he was a court Magistrate Court Attendant for the State of Iowa until his retirement in 2001.  Wayne was a past member of the United Methodist Churches in Griswold and Guthrie Center and was a current member of Grace United Methodist Church in Spencer.  He was also a past member of the Lions Club, the Masonic Lodge and the Boy Scouts of America.  Wayne served and retired as Major of the National Guard and U.S. Army after serving for 27 ½ years.

     He passed away at St. Luke Lutheran Home in Spencer, Iowa on Sunday, January 20, 2019 at the age of 82.  Wayne was preceded in death by his parents, Ross and Nellie Calhoon; his parents in-law, Karl and Ruth Sundell; his brothers and sisters, Marvin Calhoon, Mildred Sorenson, George Calhoon and Richard Calhoon; his sister in-laws Opal Calhoon, Wanda Calhoon and Beverly Stream; brother in-law, Elmo Sorenson and nephews: Steve Calhoon and David Stream.

     Left to cherish his memory are his wife,   Vada of Spencer, his son, John Calhoon and his wife, Carrie of Flagstaff, AZ; two daughters:  Judi Calhoon and her boyfriend, Tony Schmidt, of Peterson and Karensue Hensley and her husband, Brent of Joplin, MO;  his grandchildren:  Brent, Kaleb, Tyler (Kylie), Noah (Caroline), Trevor, Jayden (Esteban), Jonah, Wyatt, Sarah, and Eric (Heather); his great-grandchildren:  Sierra, Hailey, Jace, Karson, Beatrice, Minerva and Ezequiel Wayne (and one more that will be arriving in February); sister in-laws: Marilyn Calhoon of Lincoln, NE and Peggy Calhoon of McCook, NE and brother in-law, Karl Edward Sundell and his wife, Joyce of St Joseph, MO;  many nieces and nephews and other family and friends.

SERVICES
Funeral Services will be held at 1:30 P.M., Wednesday, January 23, at the Grace United Methodist Church.

There will be a Military Flag Presentation conducted by the American Legion - Glen Pedersen Post #1 and the V.F.W. Clay County Post #3159 of Spencer.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in his name.
OFFICIATING
Pastor Paul Frederiksen
CASKET BEARERS
Tyler Hodgins
Kaleb Hensley
Noah Hensley
Brent A. Hensley
Trevor Calhoon
Jonah Hensley
Wyatt Hensley
Esteban Sias

Honorary Bearers
Eric Schmidt
Sarah Hensley
Jayden Calhoon
VISITATION
Visitation with the family will be from  5:00 - 7:00P.M., Tuesday evening at the Grace United Methodist Church.
INTERMENT
1:30 P.M., Thursday, January 24

Clarinda City Cemetery - Clarinda, Iowa

Condolences

Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 11:29 AM
“Vada and family, the Pearson family sends their condolences and prayers for you all. Carvell and I would be reminiscing about his coaching the Spencer Tigers and Wayne's and your name would always come up. Wayne will definitely be missed by many.”
- Sandy Pearson & Family
Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 8:14 AM
“Vada and Judi, thinking of you at this time. Our sincere sympathy to you. ”
- Gene & Renae Rosenberg
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 12:13 PM
“Vada and family. Extending my sympathies to all of you. Wayne put up a great fight, he will be missed, memories will be many but the glorious hope is you will be united again some day. ”
- Betty Carlson
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 5:52 AM
“Prayers to the Calhoon Family. Deepest sympathy to you all.”
- Brad and Tracey Pierson
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 5:52 AM
“Dear Calhoon Family, We have many fond memories of Scouting with Wayne, he did a lot for the program. Please accept our deepest sympathies.”
- David & Linda Susie
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 5:52 AM
“My sincere condolences to you and your family
Karen will greet you in heaven. Prayers.”
- Jack Ryan
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 6:51 PM
“To the Family of Wayne Calhoon,
Your family is in my thoughts and prayers as we all will miss Wayne and the joy he brought to many lives. His ability to mold young men into future leaders through scouting was a great gift. May the Lord bless your family as you continue to mourn the loss of Wayne. ”
- Caleb Stoever
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 6:50 PM
“Judy and Vada. We were so sorry to about Wayne's passing. Always enjoyed visiting with him. Keeping you and your family in our prayers. Virginia Grey and Julie McCullough.”
- Virginia Grey and Julie McCullough
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 5:52 PM
“Our deepest sympathy to Vada and family. Wayne did so much for scouting and helped a lot of young men earn their Eagle Scout. He will be greatly missed. ”
- Stoever Family
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 2:28 PM
“Rita and I appreciated your husband and dad so much. His dedication to Scouting— and to Nate — had an impact that will go on and on. With you in spirit as you remember and give thanks for Wayne.”
- Gary Nims
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 2:21 PM
“Judi, our sympathies to you and your family at the death of your father. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. May your hearts be comforted and at peace through the love of Christ.”
- Dave Crow
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 1:13 PM
“Always laughter with Wayne....will miss his smiling face.”
- Galen & Ann Banks
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 10:50 AM
“Karensue and family........I am so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. All we can think of is what a joyous reunion we all have to look forward to. ”
- Dixie Vacca
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 9:11 AM
“We are so sorry to hear of Wayne's passing. I will miss our conversations which were so much fun. We'll catch up when I get to heaven. Bill & Carol Lauritzen
- William Lauritzen
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 8:59 AM
“Our deepest sympathies Vada, John and family. Wayne was a great man and a devoted Scout leader. We are so appreciative for his help with Ryan's Eagle Scout and more importantly, for his friendship. He will be remembered by us always. Sincerely, Mary and Ryan”
- Mary and Ryan VerMulm
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 8:59 AM
“I'm sorry to hear of your loss. I've been praying for you and your family.”
- Alex Stambaugh
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 8:59 AM
“Sorry for your loss”
- Joe Zenkovich
Monday, January 21, 2019 at 6:34 PM
“So sorry to hear about your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Frank and Kris.”
- Frank and Kris Huss
Monday, January 21, 2019 at 3:47 PM
“Judi and family - so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. Praying you will be surrounded with God's special love and peace as you walk through these days. May you find comfort in knowing that he is in God's loving arms and all is well. Blessings”
- Donna Gray
Monday, January 21, 2019 at 2:16 PM
“I have many great memories of Wayne while he and my parents were all in Boys Scouts together. He will be greatly missed by many he was a good man”
- Julie Christenson
Monday, January 21, 2019 at 2:16 PM
“Vada,John,Judy,Kare&families, I am so sorry for your loss.
Wayne was not only a Great scout leader
He was a Great Neighbor
He was a Great Mentor
He was a Great Friend
And he was a Great Man
I will never forget the thing he taught me
May God bless him and may he give you all peace
The World lost a Great Man
But Heaven Gained an Angel”
- Monty & Monica Dammann
Monday, January 21, 2019 at 1:31 PM
“I will always remember the smile and positive words Wayne would have for me during the wrestling season. He will be missed by many. ”
- Steve Price
Monday, January 21, 2019 at 1:31 PM
“Hi Judy, I am so sorry to hear of the death of your father. I pray God's peace and comfort will reside with you and your family, now and in the days ahead. In Christ, Karen Dungan”
- Karen Nichols Dungan
Monday, January 21, 2019 at 1:31 PM
“Vada and family; We are sorry that you have lost the earthly love of Wayne, but know that you will always be consoled by the love he sends from Heaven. We knew him through his umpire days; we always felt secure when we saw that Wayne was our umpire! He always smiled, and always stopped for a short visit and hug. Bless you all and blessed be the beautiful memories of Wayne. ❤️”
- Bob and Nira Rusk
Monday, January 21, 2019 at 11:34 AM
“Please accept my sincere condolences on your loss.
May the peace of God that surpasses all understanding guard your hearts and your mental powers by means of Christ Jesus.” (Phil. 4:7) May the hope of a resurrection right here on a restored earth bring you comfort. (John 5:28, 29) Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice 29 and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life) Psalm 37:11, 29) But the meek will possess the earth, And they will find exquisite delight in the abundance of peace. The righteous will possess the earth, And they will live forever on it.

My deepest sympathy

- Sonia
Monday, January 21, 2019 at 11:34 AM
“I am so sorry for the loss of Wayne. I enjoyed working with him in scouts. He was in charge of the Eagle Board when my son got his Eagle. Prayers for you and your family Veda.”
- Mary Thunhorst
Monday, January 21, 2019 at 8:41 AM
“Our sincere sympathy to Wayne's family. May God cover you with love, comfort, peace.”
- Sandy & Lenny Heerdt
Monday, January 21, 2019 at 8:41 AM
“So sorry. Wayne was a great guy and loved by so many. He also has a great family. He will be missed. Always a smile!!!!! You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Denny and Kaye Price
- Dennis and Kaye Price
Monday, January 21, 2019 at 8:41 AM
“So sorry to hear about Wayne, he was a wonderful man! He sold us our first home. We loved having you as neighbors, when are dog ran away you guys keep him safe, till we came and got him. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers! He will be missed by many. ((Hugs))”
- Dana & Nancy Kramer
Monday, January 21, 2019 at 8:41 AM
“Wayne (Mr. C) will be truly missed by all who knew him. He was a special man both inside and out. He touched so many lives in so many ways. You are so lucky to have him aa your guardian angel because he will always be with you and heaven has been blessed with a beautiful angel. How ironic is it that Dad's (Perry's) 5 year anniversary of his passing is tomorrow? They are joined at the hip those two - watch out heaven! Thinking of you all and sending our love.”
- Paula Martinson Ennis
Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 9:33 PM
“Vada, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. I always enjoyed talking to Wayne and he will be missed by many.”
- John and Marlys Unrau
Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 9:32 PM
“Vada, John, Judi, Karen and families, so sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.”
- Rhonda & Steve Essick
Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 9:32 PM
“I am sorry to hear about Wayne. He was such a nice man. I remember he and his wife used to bring root beer floats to school for their grandchildren's birthday treats.”
- Brenda Griffin
Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 9:32 PM
“Our thoughts, prayers, and hugs are with all of Wayne's family, especially Vada. We have such smiles of Wayne's sense of humor, as well as his kind and giving nature. We are all better for having known him. Our deepest sympathies.”
- Wayne and Diana Koppen
Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 9:32 PM
“I'm so very sorry for your loss. Wayne was such a nice man. ”
- Kim Nelson Bihrer
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